[Foundation-l] Keeping Everyone in Your Organization on Brand Message...

Robert Horning robert_horning at netzero.net
Wed May 9 23:47:10 UTC 2007

David Gerard wrote:
> On 09/05/07, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> http://www.guidestar.org/DisplayArticle.do?articleId=1127
> "We're here to write a freely reusable encyclopedia"
> "We're here to advance freely reusable educational content"
> "We're here to supply freely reusable pictures and media"
> What else?
> - d.

Clearly we are not here to write a freely reusable encyclopedia.  Or 
just an encyclopedia.  That is the reason for having sister projects, 
and where this line of reasoning breaks down, but also where the 
disputes over some project content has gone awry.

How about this as at least a possible sentiment:

"We're here to record the whole of human knowledge."

It seems as though Jimbo said something along this line a while back, 
and is one of the reasons for initiating the various sister projects as 
they are different ways to record human knowledge without getting too 
diffuse by having one overall mega wiki project with pages being written 
that is just a bunch of random unorganized thoughts.  Or in other words, 
each sister project is just another way to organize human knowledge.  
And we should look at active editor/contributors on individual Wikimedia 
projects as knowledge specialists for a specific method of formatting 
that knowledge.

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